The real killer — Herrera’s high school friend, Itzcoatl Ocampo, a confessed serial killer who later admitted to fatally stabbing four homeless men.
The city of Brea will pay $700,000 to a man who was arrested in the 2011 killings of his mother and brother but was freed when his high school friend confessed to the crimes, lawyers said Tuesday.
Eder Herrera is speaking for the first time, and only to KCAL9 News, about being wrongly accused of murdering his mother and brother, and his relationship to the alleged serial killer who later admitted to the crimes.
The man, who allegedly preyed on homeless men — killing four of them in stabbing frenzies in Orange County, may have killed a mother and son, police confirmed Thursday.
Orange County investigators worked Wednesday to determine if there is a connection between the fatal stabbings of a Yorba Linda woman and her son in October and the suspected slayings of four homeless men by accused “thrill killer,” Itzcoatl Ocampo.